Vertiv continues to target Africa

15 September 2023

Vertiv is continuing to invest in the African continent, with the opening of a new Nigerian office and Customer Showroom in Lagos.

The new facility will provide Nigerian customers and partners with first-hand experience of a range of Vertiv™ thermal management, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, and integrated cabinet solutions under real field conditions and in real time, supported by expert engineering specialists. These include, amongst others, the Vertiv SmartCabinet, a pre-configured, self-contained infrastructure solution that offers efficiency, economy, interoperability, and control; and the Vertiv Liebert EXS UPS, an optimised three-phase, high efficiency power protection system with integrated internal battery, maintenance bypass and optional receptacle distribution in a single package.

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Oyo government seals Ibadan towers over tax dispute

14 September 2023

The Oyo government in Nigeria has sealed telecommunications pylons in Ibadan, the state capital. The government said that the companies that own the infrastructure have not paid taxes linked to land use.

The telecom operators concerned were not specified. However, the execution team of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development claims to have warned them before taking action.

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MTN reports strong performance in East Africa

08 September 2023

MTN Group’s East African operating companies consolidated gains in the last six months.

In Rwanda, MTN’s mobile subscribers increased by 6.0% year-on-year (YoY) to 7.0 million, active data subscribers rose by 5.1% YoY to 2.3 million, while Mobile Money (MoMo) subscribers grew by 14.4% YoY to 4.4 million. Service revenue increased by 14.7% to Rwf 120.5 billion and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) grew by 4.8% to Rwf 55.0 billion.

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Telkom appoints Randall Abrahams as new group executive: digital solutions

08 September 2023

Telkom is boosting its digital strategy by naming an executive for its digital platform division.

The telephony company has appointed Randall Abrahams as group executive: digital solutions, a move that the company says would strengthen its strategy. Abrahams will assist drive Telkom’s transition to a fully digital firm, says the company.

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